Prescription for Long-term, Sustainable Growth (Part 2): Policy Recommendations for Shared Prosperity versus Austerity Economics

August 23, 2012
Hosted by Té Revesz

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Last week we debated which policy approach will produce robust, sustainable economic growth in the US and Europe: austerity policy & trickle-down economics versus “bubble up” economics with broadly shared prosperity. This week former White House advisor Charles Kolb & Nate Loewentheil of Yale return to debate specific policy recommendations from the Lowentheil/(Jacob) Hacker report “Prosperity Economics: Building an Economy for All” and from Kolb’s former organization, the Committee for Economic Development, the nonpartisan, business-led think tank. What policies will produce a healthy private sector ANDe good 21st century jobs? We'll talk sovereign debt, taxes, trade & manufacturing. Public vs private investment, infrastructure & immigration reform Energy vs Eco-services. Obama-care: kill it or expand it? Job security vs employer flexibility? Should the US enact a Tobin Tax? What do campaign finance & voting rights have to do with growth? In other words, it's going to be quite a show.

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Té Revesz

Té Revesz

Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.

As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.

Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.

An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.

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